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Look again – discover a whole new world

January 27, 2010


So, I had a job interview the other day, which did not go as well as I hoped.  But!  I did get to go downtown, and I was leaving just before sunset, which is a wonderful time for taking pictures.  Thus, my trip was a 2-fer in the goal achieving space, took a step in […]

Don’t be perfect – be a leader

January 26, 2010


[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=arnold+palmer+swing&iid=6698315″ src=”5/1/c/3/Senior_PGA_Championship_c992.jpg?adImageId=9516147&imageId=6698315″ width=”427″ height=”594″ /] Arnold Palmer has one weird looking golf swing. Having a weird looking golf swing did not stop him from playing professional golf, from appearing on national television in front of millions of viewers.  It did not stop him from connecting with thousands of fans (it might have […]

Setting outrageous goals, part 3 – write the story of your life

December 21, 2009


Updated to add the picture: Sitting on stone by artist Timur Tsaku.  Click on the picture or on the link to see more gorgeous work by this artist. Once upon a time there was a witch who spoke the truth.  And the people were afraid of her, for no one wanted to hear the truth. […]

Setting outrageous goals, Part 1 – What in the past year made you squeal, laugh, roar, kick, hop and dance with delight?

December 18, 2009


Wheeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! Time to set some outrageous goals.  Some scary, crazy, ridiculous goals.  And then to publish them. But first, let’s make sure we’re on the same page. Why do we need personal goals? Well, all of us chickens are sitting here in this blog-chicken house because we want to live lives that matter.  And one […]

Why look for our calling?

December 12, 2009


It has been a while since my last post, and I’m wondering why motivation and creativity keep avoiding me, dodging and running when I start thinking about posting.  I do feel some post-Nano blues.  Writing that sucker was almost like having a baby, now, having no reason to skip TV (and no excuse to avoid washing […]

How silence can help you find your calling

November 22, 2009


Me: Hello God?  Are you up there?  I need to talk. God: I’m listening. Me: So I really want to find my calling, and I have all these ideas, and I keep writing things down, but I don’t know what to do with all the information . . . God: Well, you can . . […]

Day 17 – Honesty is so hard – and so necessary

November 20, 2009


[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=truth&iid=238355″ src=”0234/f0a633ae-8e5f-477a-96fd-0063bc7c26d9.jpg?adImageId=7685777&imageId=238355″ width=”234″ height=”156″ /] So today’s focus is on honesty.  Let’s all be honest together! Well, maybe not.  Little white lies help things go so much easier: Sorry kids, McDonald’s closed early.  We’re gonna have to eat leftovers Oh Mom, of course I wore the pants you gave me that look […]

It’s not settling if it’s part of the Plan for World Domination

November 16, 2009


[picapp src=”0256/0a6ee4d5-5b45-408b-b776-3f8c94929fda.jpg?adImageId=7533097&imageId=259761″ width=”234″ height=”331″ /] I am a bit of an Idealist.  For me, Tilting at windmills = cool.  Writing a crappy book in 30 days without hope of publication or payment = sublime. The problem with being an Idealist is that you want and expect everything to be perfect and wonderful, and sometimes you […]